Saturday, May 3, 2014

Who knew Mrs. B. could be so silly?

                                  So excited to join Saturday Celebrations with Ruth Ayres! 
                      It is fun to live my week thinking about what I will celebrate on Saturday.

Discover. Play. Build.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember!

1.  Our final SOL party!
I moved our 1st period celebration to Monday morning when parent e-mails informed 
me that two of my platinum writers would miss the celebration due to a field trip.  
My morning crew set the stage for our party with this colorful illustration on the whiteboard.
Students created posters with their top four slice of life entries and chose one slice to share 
at the celebration, I awarded prizes, and we enjoyed treats and lively conversation.

2.  Visitors!
Someone is making a new home at this spot outside our kitchen window.

3.  Poetry Alive!
Due to the generosity of Friends of the Library, our public library 
brought Poetry Alive to six classes of our sixth graders on Friday afternoon.  
It was a fabulous finale to Poetry Month.  
I was randomly selected to portray Tillie in Silverstein's "When Tillie Ate the Chili."  
I loved running amok in front of 180 sixth graders!


  1. Writing celebrations are always fun and you had two - SOL party and Poetry Alive! I am sure those 6th enjoyed watching you "be silly." It is fun to have them see teachers in a different light. Have a great week!

  2. It's a great day when you can celebrate writing! I love watching new birds, so far we don't have any. Finally a great way to end poetry month. What a great library support system you have.

  3. It would have been such fun to see you perform, Ramona. I imagine the kids thought it was wonderful. Glad to hear about the birds returning. Ours are too, but I can't find the local robin's nest-somewhere near!

  4. Running amok. Great image and perfect words. Too bad we can't do more of that with our kids!

  5. I love the idea of celebrating and sharing your favorite slices. Your students are lucky to have you encourage their writing.

  6. Wow! It sounds like such a fantastic week. I love writing celebrations. It's nice to celebrate all the great things kids are doing as writers. I'll bet the kids loved watching you run amok during Poetry Alive.

  7. Fabulous week. Love the Poetry Alive assembly.

  8. Happy SOL celebration! Your kids must have loved all the recognition you gave them for their writing. It's exciting to watch nature do its thing - welcome to your little visitor. :-) I, too, love the "running amok" image during your Poetry Alive assembly. ;-)

  9. I also enjoyed the Poetry Alive! performance. We were so lucky to have such talented people in our midst. The sixth graders were a fantastic audience!